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Dax Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Dack. Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Dachs, from Middle High German dahs ‘badger’; hence a nickname for someone who hunted badgers or was thought to resemble the animal. French: habitational name, either from Dax in Landes or (with fused preposition d(e)) from Ax-les-Thermes in Ariège.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Tax, Lax, Bax, Cap, Wax, Yax, Dux, Jax, Fax, Mar

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Where is the Dax family from?

You can see how Dax families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dax family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dax families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Dax family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Dax's in USA. New York had the highest population of Dax families in 1840.
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What did your Dax ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dax. 36% of Dax men worked as a Laborer and 40% of Dax women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dax were Manager and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    36%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Salesman
    16%
  • Manager
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    40%
  • Maid
    20%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Teacher
    20%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Dax. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dax census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 763 immigration records available for the last name Dax. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Dax. For the veterans among your Dax ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dax lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Dax life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dax in 1946 was 44, and 92 in 2004.

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